French: Rossignol à tête rousse German: Rotkopfnachtigall Spanish: Ruiseñor cabecirrojo
E. J. O. Hartert
Tai Pai Shan, Qinling Mountains, China
Very local in C China (S Shaanxi S to N Sichuan, mainly at Jiuzhaigou National Park); non-breeding uncertain, recorded in S Malay Peninsula (Cameron and Genting Highlands) and Cambodia (Phnom Penh)#R.
15 cm; 18 g. Male has rufous-chestnut crown, ear-coverts and nape; black from lores and mid-eye to neck side and across upper breast, enclosing broad white chin and throat;... read more
Song a series of well-spaced, powerful, rich phrases, e.g. “ti cho chuk’uk’uk ti tch-wr’rr’rr ti... read more
Breeds in temperate mixed coniferous and deciduous forest and deciduous scrub, particularly with... read more
Food and feeding
Earthworm and plant fragments found in one stomach; no other information on diet. Forages in part on ground; male once seen to feed on area... read more
May–Aug. One nest 0·5 m up in mossy fork in small tree. No other information.
Recorded in China mid-May to Aug, indicating potentially extensive time spent in other, unknown... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously considered Vulnerable. CMS Appendix II. Restricted-range species: present in Central Sichuan Mountains EBA. Global population placed at 2500–10,... read more
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